Isn’t that a paradox?

Today I want to share a paragraph of the book I’m currently reading. Its name is “Awareness. The perils and opportunities of reality” by Anthony De Mello. I recommend this book because it helps see life in a different way leaving behind stereotypes and strong social biases.

About anxiety and depression…


Isn’t that a paradox? And you’re willing to let this cloud come in, because the more you fight it, the more power you give it. You’re willing to observe it as it passes by. You can be happy in your anxiety. Isn’t that crazy? You can be happy in your depression. But you can’t have the wrong notion of happiness. Did you think happiness was excitement or thrills? That’s what causes depression. Didn’t anyone tell you that? You’re thrilled, all right but you’re preparing the way for your next depression. You’re thrilled but you pick up the anxiety behind that: How can I make it last? That’s not happiness, that’s addiction.


This is just a little part of the book but, with this you can get a pretty good idea of what is the rest of the book about. It´s a small one, 184 pages, you can even read a chapter per day, almost like a journal.

Published by Sergio Reza

My name is Sergio Reza and I’m a 30-year-old architect/photographer from the Riviera Maya living in Austin, Texas. I find through photography a showcase for creativity and I design my life in accordance to my personal goals and beliefs For me, time is the most valuable thing in life, that’s why I divide it between architecture and photography trying to achieve the perfect equilibrium. My images reflect my personality and oscillate topics like architecture, street, and portrait. I find inspiration in music, books, travel, friends and everyday life. I’m always looking for collaborations with interesting people, feel free to contact me so we can meet and have a nice conversation.

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